美因茨05vs汉诺威96 www.hsutd.com Only one definite conclusion can be drawn from Theresa May’s latest parliamentary defeat. Britain will not leave the EU on March 29, despite the prime minister’s repeated promises that it would. After lawmakers on Friday voted by a majority of 58 to reject her Brexit deal for the third time, the country will remain part of the bloc for at least another two weeks.

What happens next is less certain but there are four broad conclusions to be drawn. The first is that May’s deal is almost certainly dead. The latest vote was much closer than the first two attempts, which saw the government defeated by 230 and 149 votes, respectively.

Nevertheless, 34 members of May’s Conservative party rejected the withdrawal agreement, as did the 10 members of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party on which her government’s majority depends. May would either need to change their minds or persuade an equivalent number of opposition members to switch sides. Both look unlikely.

Instead, parliament will keep trying to find a compromise that can command a majority. Though non-binding votes on different scenarios failed to deliver a winner this week, two options performed well. A proposal for Britain to join a permanent customs union with the EU attracted more than 260 votes in the 650-strong chamber. So did a plan to hold another referendum. Those alternatives may gain more support.

Any alternative Brexit plan would, however, require May to compromise at the risk of splitting her party, something she has consistently resisted for almost three years. That leaves her little choice but to call a general election in a desperate attempt to change the parliamentary arithmetic. But it’s hard to see how May, who this week promised to resign if her Brexit deal was approved, could credibly lead a campaign. The Conservatives might first have to choose a new leader. Either way, May would have to ask the EU to delay the Brexit date again.

A lengthy extension is therefore the most plausible outcome. Yet other options cannot be ruled out. These include a chaotic “no deal” Brexit on April 12, which the European Commission now says is a “likely scenario.” More than 33 months after Britain voted by a narrow majority to quit the EU, the country still cannot agree how to leave, or whether to do so at all. That’s the hardest lesson of all.

Chinese Ambassador to Nicosia Huang Xingyuan pledged Tuesday to donate 10,000 euros to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) that helped relatives of missing persons to recover the remains of their loved ones who vanished during the inter-communal fighting in Cyprus.

The ambassador made the pledge while visiting the UN-backed organization CMP’s laboratory in the capital Nicosia.

The ambassador was briefed on how the organization works to arrange proper burials and close long periods of anguish and uncertainty for many families.

“The donation we make today will be the first step towards our future cooperation,” the ambassador said, while expressing the support of China to the CMP’s humanitarian efforts.

Most of the missing persons disappeared during inter-communal clashes in the 60s and 70s. So far, 927 missing persons from both communities have been identified and returned to their families for dignified burials.

“We are very satisfied with the visit of the ambassador. It was an important event for us,” Paul-Henri Arni, the United Nations member of the CMP, told Xinhua.

“We need support, not just financially, but political support as well, so China’s contribution is considered to be very important,” Arni added.

The CMP is made up of a representative from both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities, as well as the UN representative.

In a special presentation for the Chinese Ambassador, Nestoras Nestoros, the Greek Cypriot Member of the CMP, explained how the first phase of their work is investigation, which involves looking for probable burial sites, followed by excavations. “We have a genetic unit, health and safety and IT,” Nestoros explained. “After identification, we inform their relatives.”

With the passage of time, the CMP is urgently identifying burial sites and attempting speed up the identification of remains. However, the organization doesn’t establish the cause of death, as its objective is purely humanitarian.

Cyprus was partitioned when Turkey occupied its northern part in a 1974 military operation, in response to a coup organized by the military rulers of Greece at the time.

Many hope that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will see Vietnam’s economic experience as a model for his own country’s development. But merely copying Vietnam’s economic development is far from enough for North Korea’s blueprint to open up its economy and find new ways of socialist economic development.

What is needed for North Korea is to send more delegations of economic officials to different countries to gain experience in economic development.

Kim is said to have studied in Switzerland as a teenager. Although this has never been officially confirmed, it’s still very probable that the North Korean leader has a clear understanding of how the West runs its economy.

However, officials at various levels of the North Korean government may lack knowledge of modern economics. If Kim is serious in making economic growth the nation’s top priority, he must establish a talented pool of economic professionals who understand the success of other developing countries.

Sending a delegation is the most effective way to speed up the popularization of modern economics among government officials in North Korea. Asian countries like China, South Korea, Vietnam or Singapore, or Western nations such as the US and Canada, can all be destinations for the North Korean delegations.

North Korea has unique national conditions, so it can’t just copy other nations’ models of economic development. The West is considering easing restrictions on North Korea but is unlikely to lift sanctions immediately. The period of time until the sanctions are lifted can be used as a chance to send various delegations to different countries and find the developmental model that best suits North Korea.

Before China embarked on reform and opening-up in 1978, many Chinese government delegations were sent to study the issue overseas. Many senior government officials who went abroad for the first time saw with their own eyes how well-developed the Western economies were. Those officials became the backbone of the nation’s subsequent economic reforms and propped up the so-called “Chinese miracle” over the past 40 years.

As Kim traveled by train through China over the weekend to Vietnam for his second summit with US President Donald Trump, the train also carried a high-level North Korean delegation. Kim’s Vietnam trip will popularize China’s economic development and Vietnam’s industrialization among North Korean officials, which is likely to have a profound impact on the country’s future policy.

Rami Malek accepts the Best Actor award for his role in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, at the 91st Academy Awards, Feb 24, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]
The listed below is a list of Academy Award winners in their respective categories.

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Picture: Green Book

Best Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress: Olivia Colman,The Favorite

Actress in a supporting role: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Actor in a supporting role: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Animated feature film: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Costume design: Ruth Carter, Black Panther

Documentary (feature): Free Solo

Documentary (short subject): Period. End of Sentence

Film editing: Bohemian Rhapsody

Foreign language film: Roma, Mexico

Makeup and hairstyling: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia DeHaney, Vice

Production design: Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther

Short film (animated): Bao

Short film (live action): Skin

Sound editing: John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone, Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound mixing:Bohemian Rhapsody

Visual effects:Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm, First Man

A key train service, Samjhauta Express between India and Pakistan, was resumed on Monday, officials said.

The rail service between Lahore and Delhi was suspended in wake of the recent tension between the two neighboring countries.

“Samjhauta Express train reached Attari railway station today at 11:30 a.m. (local time),” an Indian official said. “The train set off from Lahore in morning.”

Indian officials announced on Saturday that the two countries have agreed to resume services at their ends.

According to Pakistani media reports on Monday, the “Samjhota Express” train, carrying some 150 passengers, left railway station in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, for India in the morning.

The cross-border passenger train service was suspended due to recent tensions over last month’s suicide attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir, which killed over 40 Indian policemen, officials said.

The train normally runs between the two neighboring countries on Monday and Thursday.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry announced suspension of the train service on Feb. 28 “in view of the prevailing tensions between Pakistan and India.”

However, a cross-border bus service between Lahore and New Delhi, the capital of India, was unaffected.

The Pakistan army said Sunday there had been calm along the Line of Control, the de-facto border between the two neighbors in Kashmir, after heavy exchange of shelling on the night of March 1 and 2.

The Indian firing had killed two Pakistani soldiers and two civilians on Sunday, according to Pakistan army.

Skirmishes broke out along the LoC after India claimed its warplanes bombed a camp of militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in northwest Pakistan on Feb. 26. JeM had claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama, a town in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Feb. 14.

In what appears to be a tit-for-tat action, Pakistan army said its air force shot down two Indian fighter jets on Feb. 27 and captured one India pilot. The pilot was later released and handed over to the Indian authorities in what Prime Minister Imran Khan described as a “goodwill for peace.”

Reports from the Pakistani side of the LoC said that schools were also reopened on Monday as normalcy returned to the area.

Several countries issued appeals for calm between Pakistan and India, and urged both countries to resolve differences through dialogue.

On March 21st, a seminar for department heads in Guangdong to study the outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area was concluded in Guangzhou.

Ma Xingrui, deputy secretary of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and governor of Guangdong said, this seminar help us understand more about General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important remarks on the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). It helped to identify the strategic importance, objectives, positioning, task and mission of the construction of GBA.

Ma emphasized that implementing the outline development plan for the GBA is the most important project for the province.

The province will focus on some key tasks , such as the establish of digital government, budget management reform and institutional reform in county-level governments.

Also, core cities should lead other areas in the construction of Greater Bay Area by making full use of their different positioning and strengths.

Reported by Will

Edited by Wing

A photo exhibition on China’s Belt and Road Initiative opened at the UN headquarters on Monday, showing the outcomes the initiative has achieved so far and its future prospects.

The photos depict such historic moments as when the UN Security Council adopted a resolution incorporating the initiative for the first time, and when the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway built by a Chinese company officially opened to traffic.

China has proposed the Belt and Road initiative to build a trade and infrastructure network along and beyond the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which offers opportunities for cooperation and development for all countries amid a sluggish world economy.

At the opening ceremony, China’s Ambassador to the UN Liu Jieyi said the Belt and Road Initiative is “an international public good” that benefits all parties.

“With its focus on various aspects of connectivity regarding policy, infrastructure, trade, finance, people-to-people…the initiative widens and deepens partnerships in multi-dimensional and multi-layered networking,” said Liu.

Amina Mohammed, UN deputy secretary-general, said that the initiative is a demonstration of a global partnership that really fits the ambition of the UN agenda for sustainable development.

She said by empowering women and young people, creating job opportunities and bringing people together, the initiative offers a chance to unlock trillions for investment.

Entitled “Strengthening International Cooperation for Win-Win Development,” the exhibition is scheduled to run from May 8 to May 12. It is organized by the Chinese Mission to the UN and Xinhua News Agency North America.

Zhou Xiaozheng, director of Xinhua News Agency North America, said putting on such an exhibition at the UN headquarters is of significance since more UN member states and UN agencies are seeking cooperation with China in this regard.

It is also a good timing as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, he noted.

Anatolio Ndong Mba, ambassador of the Equatorial Guinea to the UN, told Xinhua that the photos reflect the dynamism of China’s development in economy, infrastructure and communication.

Hailing the initiative as “formidable,” Ndong Mba said that it is going to be a complete success.

Adriano Madaro, Italian journalist and writer, is one of the foremost world experts on China. Over the last 33 years, he has made more than 200 trips with long stays in China and also visited the nation’s most remote regions, which won him the name of “Modern Marco Polo”.

In January, Madaro made his fifth visit to Inner Mongolia, 13 years away from the previous one. This time he cooperated with a local entrepreneur named Qi Baoting to start their plan on building an archival museum of Marco Polo, a famous Italian who travelled around China for 17 years and spread the Chinese customs to the West in the 13th century AD.

In this video, Madaro talks about his impression of Inner Mongolia in the past and what it looks like today.

Video by Chang He and Yi Shuni provided to chinadaily.com.cn

TEGUCIGALPA, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — Uruguayan Fabian Coito has insisted that his main objective as Honduras coach is to help the Central American team qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The 51-year-old faced the media for the first time as boss of Los Catrachos on Thursday, having officially replaced interim manager Jorge Jimenez last week.

“The main objective is to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar,” Coito said. “I’m confident that together we can achieve this dream. I’m grateful for the trust the [Honduras Football Federation] has placed in me. It’s a beautiful challenge.”

Coito is no stranger to Honduran football, having played with local first division club Olimpia Honduras as a defender in the mid-1990s.

His 15-year professional coaching career has included spells in charge of Uruguay’s U-15, U-17 and U-20 national teams. He was also briefly the interim manager of Uruguay’s senior men’s team last year as Oscar Tabarez temporarily stepped aside while negotiating a new contract.

“Being a national coach carries a big responsibility,” Coito said. “For me, to return to this country after 25 years, is exciting and something I’m looking forward to.”

Honduras has qualified for the World Cup three times: in 1982, 2010 and 2014.

As Chinese bicycle-sharing services provider Ofo teeters on the brink of bankruptcy, we think it is necessary to help the company survive.

Once a star among sharing economy start-ups, Ofo has tumbled. Dai Wei, the founder and chief executive of the company, has been put on a blacklist for unpaid bills.

The company is struggling with immense cash flow problems, but its business model – praised as one of China’s four great new inventions besides high-speed railways, mobile payments and e-commerce – is still valuable.

With its yellow dockless bikes, the company offers a convenient service to about 200 million users globally and makes a positive contribution to solving urban traffic and commuting woes.

Many of those 200 million users have gotten accustomed to living in the sharing economy. Although some people are seeking a return of the deposits they paid to use the Ofo platform, they’re still trying to ride the company’s bicycles.

It doesn’t look like those people really want the company to fail.

The sharing economy is a significant digital trend dominated by start-ups. Most emerging industries must go through a trial-and-error process on the way to commercialization. Certainly, there are many defects in Ofo’s business model, but it would be regrettable if the company has no opportunity to learn from its mistakes and correct them.

China is quickly taking a global lead in developing digital economy. It needs to be very cautious in imposing a “death sentence” on a leading sharing-economy start-up because of a temporary setback.

The e-commerce sector in China survived the blow of being hit by counterfeit problems. Why can’t we be more patient when dealing with the cash flow problems of the bike-sharing industry?

The key issue is how to help Ofo survive, instead of turning a blind eye to its struggles or even encouraging its bankruptcy. The government can coordinate relevant parties to throw the start-up a lifesaver.

Digital industries are quickly re-shaping China’s economy, but the government sometimes lags behind when it comes to encouraging innovations in management. As Ofo’s difficulties mount, we must find ways to overcome them, however hard that is.

Some global giants such as South Korea’s Samsung had government support in their infancy. The Chinese government shouldn’t shy away from direct intervention into tackling Ofo’s crisis if necessary.